The Curatorial department at ICA researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions, produces exhibition catalogues; manages the travel of exhibitions; and collaborates with other departments on developing public programming and press materials. Curatorial interns will gain valuable experience with the workings of a contemporary art institution by assisting the department with a variety of tasks that include: researching exhibition themes and artist's bibliographies; documenting exhibition information and images; maintaining Curatorial databases and archives; sending out exhibition publications; assisting with artist submissions for Curatorial review; managing ICA's library; and responding to inquiries about past exhibitions. Experience with FileMaker a plus.
An ideal position for students interested in a career in museum management, this position allows students to view the inner-workings of a non-profit art organization. Development is responsible for raising a significant part of the museum's budget and interns assist with many aspects of development and fundraising, including grants, membership, and special events. Interns assist in researching and compiling materials required for funding requests and grant reports; maintaining annual giving, membership renewal and new member solicitation information; coordination of opening receptions and special events and working on the museum's book exchange program and library, which contains approximately 3000 books and periodicals.